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Remove WnetEnhance

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as WnetEnhance ads, WnetEnhance virus, Ads by WnetEnhance | Type: Adware

What is WnetEnhance?

WnetEnhance (or Wajam) is yet another browser add-on that belongs to the ‘adware’ and ‘potentially unwanted program’ categories. The most important thing that you have to know about this program is the fact that it’s commonly distributed along with other freewares and sharewares. It may be attached to download managers, games, PDF creators, media players and similar programs as an ‘optional download’. Therefore, you should be very careful when installing free programs on your PC in order not to end up with WnetEnhance adware. Otherwise, your web browser may be flooded with commercial advertisements, you may continuously experience redirects to suspicious third-party websites, your PC’s system may slow down, your browsing habits may be investigated and so on. Yes, you have understood it correctly! WnetEnhance is a deceptive application that may initiate all aforementioned activities with an intention to earn the money for its developers. If you skip it unnoticed and install unconsciously, it may install a root certificate, which is named as WNetEnhance_root_cer into the Windows Trusted Root Certification Authority. This certificate is the main component of this app, which enables advertisements to appear during your browsing sessions. Besides, it may also allow this app to accumulate information about your browsing activities and habits. However, it may also see your login information. By the way, you should be aware that gathered information may be used for preparing WnetEnhance ads. That’s why they usually contain various deals and discounts related to the items that you have recently viewed or searched for. Unfortunately, we highly recommend you to stay away from ‘Ads by WnetEnhance’, ‘Powered by WnetEnhance’, ‘Ads by Wajam’ and similar notifications because they may be related to suspicious third parties and may trick you into visiting really suspicious websites without even suspecting that. To prevent WnetEnhance redirects, slowdowns, and privacy-related issues, we recommend you to run a full system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another reliable anti-spyware and remove this adware ASAP.

How can WnetEnhance hijack my computer?

WnetEnhance is a misleading browser add-on that may infiltrate your computer behind your back. That’s probably what has recently happened to you and you feel slightly confused because you quite sure that you haven’t downloading this add-on manually. In fact, most probably this adware infiltrated your PC’s system via other freeware or shareware. Be aware that its developers rely on a ‘bundling’ distribution method most of the time because this method is legitimate but deceptive enough to make hundreds of people to install this adware without even noticing it. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to check freewares whether they contain ‘optional downloads’. For that, you just have to select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully monitor the entire installation process. Read every notification carefully and try to find out a check box that contains a list of ‘optional downloads’. If you find any browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars or extensions promoted and set by default, make sure that you unmark ticks claiming that you agree to install them. Otherwise, WnetEnhance ads may start bothering you every time you browse the net.

How to remove WnetEnhance virus?

In order to get rid of WnetEnhance virus, follow this guide:

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To remove WnetEnhance, follow these steps:

Delete WnetEnhance from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall WnetEnhance and related programs
    Here, look for WnetEnhance or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate WnetEnhance from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for WnetEnhance or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of WnetEnhance from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WnetEnhance and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete WnetEnhance removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase WnetEnhance from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, WnetEnhance should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove WnetEnhance from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select WnetEnhance and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete WnetEnhance removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall WnetEnhance from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select WnetEnhance and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete WnetEnhance removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete WnetEnhance from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for WnetEnhance or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete WnetEnhance removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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